Round cairn 60m east of Hagg Gill

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1011355

Date first listed: 18-Oct-1993

Map

Ordnance survey map of Round cairn 60m east of Hagg Gill
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland (District Authority)

Parish: Lakes

National Park: LAKE DISTRICT

National Grid Reference: NY 42732 06756

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

Round cairns are prehistoric funerary monuments dating to the Bronze Age (c.2000-700 BC). They were constructed as stone mounds covering single or multiple burials. These burials may be placed within the mound in stone-lined compartments called cists. In some cases the cairn was surrounded by a ditch. Often occupying prominent locations, cairns are a major visual element in the modern landscape. They are a relatively common feature of the uplands and are the stone equivalent of the earthen round barrows of the lowlands. Their considerable variation in form and longevity as a monument type provide important information on the diversity of beliefs and social organisation amongst early prehistoric communities. They are particularly representative of their period and a substantial proportion of surviving examples are considered worthy of protection.

The round cairn 60m east of Hagg Gill survives well and is a rare survival in Cumbria of an unexcavated example of this class of monument. It will contain undisturbed archaeological deposits within the mound and upon the old landsurface beneath.

History

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Details

The monument is a round cairn located 60m east of Hagg Gill on a hillslope just above the valley floor. It includes an oval mound of stones up to 0.3m high with maximum dimensions of 10.8m by 7.5m. The downslope western edge of the cairn is kerbed with larger granite stones.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 22558

Legacy System: RSM

Sources

Other
Darvill,T., MPP Single Monument Class Description - Bowl Barrows, (1988)

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